The District Police Department maintains a patrol division staffed by officers experienced in proactive crime suppression as well as highly-visible community policing. Patrol officers conduct regular patrol activities both in marked and unmarked police vehicles, bicycles, and on foot. Patrol officers ensure the District community of public safety presence everyday of the week. In addition to responding to routine calls for service, officers regularly self-initiate pedestrian and vehicle traffic stops in and around the immediate vicinity of the College campuses, in an effort to both apprehend criminal elements, and deter them from conducting illegal activity. Patrol officers normally initiate crime-suppression activities, including:
Narcotics enforcement, Alcohol and Weapons violations, Gang Incident abatement, Graffiti abatement, Truancy, DUI enforcement, Criminal Warrants enforcement, Parole and Probation violation checks, Traffic enforcement
The District Police will help you unlock your vehicle, provide vehicle jump starts, or summon a tow truck or locksmith to assist you. We cannot attempt to open vehicles that have electric locks. We will also assist family members in contacting students who are in class if there is a serious family emergency.
We also operate a safety escort program. Escorts can be reached by calling the District Police at one of their Police Stations. Times can be arranged in advance so that the escorts can meet students at their class.
The District Police Department maintains a Parking Enforcement division primarily staffed by non-sworn Community Service Officers who are tasked to ensure all California State Vehicle Code and District Parking Regulations are adhered to within District jurisdiction. Parking regulations are strictly enforced Monday-Saturday from 7am-11pm. For more information on the District’s policies and regulations, you can find them by clicking visit the link:
CLICK HERE: SJECCD District Parking and Traffic Regulations
The District Police Department assigns all criminal investigation work to the patrol officers who are initially assigned to the incident. It is of vital importance that the patrol staff are equally skilled with investigative techniques. Some of the following incidents are typical of a police officer’s normal investigative assignment and workload:
Sexual Assault and other related Sex Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, Domestic Violence, Theft and Burglary, Forgery, Fraud and other Financial Crimes, Terrorist Threats, Annoying and Harassing Communication
Section 290 of the California Penal Code requires people convicted of certain sexual offenses to register with the local law enforcement agency responsible for the jurisdiction in which they reside within 5 working days of their birthday, and within 5 working days of changing their address. This is a lifetime requirement. Law enforcement cannot dictate where an offender lives, as long as the offender registers his / her residence with the appropriate jurisdiction. (Complete requirements are listed in Section 290 of the California Penal Code.)
In addition, California Penal Code Section 290.01 requires every person who was convicted of a sex offense to register with the Campus Police Department of a College or University within Five (5) days where he/she is:
This section does not relieve the person to register as a Sex Offender with the jurisdiction where he/she is residing. The registrations as a Sex Offender with a College or University Police Departments are in addition to the registration with the local police and sheriff’s departments.